Nucleus Gallery

Scarlett's Celtic applique block design, Nucleus, is block #114 in the 2010 special issue #2 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. During Nov. 8th to the 12th, 2010, the 100 Blocks Blog Tour visited many of the block designers' blogs and websites. Scarlett's site was featured on Nov. 11th, 2010. This Quiltmaker special issue #2 can still be purchased as a digital version directly from Quiltmaker.com They also offer an Electric Quilt collection containing Scarlett's Nucleus knot as an applique pattern.

Nucleus as a fabric print is sold in several very stunning colorways as a six inch Celtic knot printed on your choice of fabrics ranging from cottons (Kona, denim), linen, knits, minky, fleece to upholstery velvet. If you make any projects using Nucleus as an applique or as the printed fabric, please email a picture to Scarlett and she will be happy to post your pic in this gallery!

Here's some ideas for quilts that you can make using Nucleus. Scarlett used EQ7 to design some quilt layouts for you. The fabrics are various types; prints, batiks, etc., from assorted manufacturers, since these quilts were designed with fabrics downloaded for EQ7.

Nucleus with mixed techniques

Applique & embroidery/quilting layout for Nucleus.

65" square quilt with 9 applique blocks and four stitched blocks (embroidery or quilting)

Yardage estimates (border strips may need to be pieced):

Peach batik background fabric (circle insets, alternate squares, triangles) - 2 1/4 yds.
Medium blue print (background squares of applique blocks) - 1 1/8 yds.
Light blue batik (star insets) - 3/8 yd.
Dark pink print (bias, 1/2" lattice, 2nd border-1/2") - 1 1/4 yds.
Lavender print (bias, 1st border-1 1/2") - 2 yds.
Dark blue print (3rd border-4") - 1 1/4 yds.

Dark blue thread - floss for embroidery or quilting thread for quilting.

Nucleus Reversed

Applique blocks with reverse coloring.

61" square quilt with 9 applique blocks with dark background and 4 applique blocks with light background.

Yardage estimates (border strips may need to be pieced):

Medium blue print (9 background squares) - 1 1/8 yds.
Light blue batik (9 star insets) - 3/8 yd.
Dark pink print (bias, 1/4" lattice & 1st border-1/4") - 1 7/8 yds.
Bright blue batik (4 star insets) - 1/4 yd.
Peach batik (4 background blocks, 9 circle insets) - 1 5/8 yds.
Lavender print (bias & triangles) - 2 3/4 yds.
Dark blue print (2nd border-4") - 1 3/4 yds.

Nucleus Storm

25 applique block quilt

74" quilt with 25 applique blocks.

Yardage estimates (border strips may need to be pieced):

Medium blue print (background squares) - 3 1/4 yds.
Light blue batik (star insets) - 1 3/4 yds.
Dark pink print (bias, 1st border-1") - 2 yds.
Peach batik (circle insets) - 2 5/8 yds.
Lavender print (bias) - 1 1/2 yds.
Dark blue print (2nd border-6") - 1 3/4 yds.

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